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Cheap Brakes -vs- Expensive Brakes..

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yenrod, 4 Nov 2007.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Once I acquired a cycle from a friend with varying degrees of Campagnolo stuff on it...

    The actual brakes were Record yet the make on my Raleigh (tektros) are just as good stoppers ;)
     
  2. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Not really. Old campag was the best of the old stuff. All old brakes were crap. Modern dual pivot brakes are much better all round.

    We stand upon the shoulders of giants, Yenners...
     
  3. OP
    OP
    yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Andy, i can ASSURE you they where dual pivot I do know my cycle technology ! ;)

    Additionally, they could have been Dura Ace or whatever - What I'm saying IS: the shape amongst brake caliper manufacturers is by and large the same; its the compound that is the done deal !
     
  4. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    To throw something else into the mix here - my Sora brakes are good (with DA pads), but my friends bike with the same Tiagra levers, Aksium rims, DA pads but with Ultegra claipers definitely does have better brakes.
     
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I believe you can't beat putting your left foot on the back tyre and your right foot on the ground.

    Alternatively, cycle into a kerb, that stops you purdy damn quick ! ;)
     
  6. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Not as quick as the old Mafac centre pulls Elmer. They could have you "over the bars" soon as applied. They had two positions ON or off!

    Like the 'Max Headroom' avatar. ;)